2017 Program

 2017 Program 

Updated November 6, 2017

 

MAIN ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS 

  • 10 am – Welcome and National Anthem and Posting of the Colors – B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Mem.)
  • 10:15 am – Cattle Handling Demonstration – Joel Eliot
  • 11:30 am – Charros y Modelos de Tucson
  • 12:30 pm – Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm – Charros y Modelos de Tucson
  • 3:00 pm – Cattle Handling Demonstration – Joel Eliot

ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MUSIC STAGE

FIELD ARENA DEMONSTRATIONS

WESTERN SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Adobe Brick Making – Chris Schrager and David Yubeta
  • BlacksmithingCasey Abbs
  • Boot Making – Ozuna Boot Company
  • Branding Irons – Bill Schock
  • ChuckwagonRex Dalton
  • Leather Carving – Ben Claridge
  • Saddlemaking – Brad Faulkner
  • Silversmithing – Byrd Moss
  • Yoeme Woodcarving – Louis Valenzuela

 COWBOY CONVERSATIONS

Tent 1 – Movies and Books  

  • 10:30 am – “In Front & Behind the Camera” – Marty Freese, Bunker DeFrance,  Scott Dyke & Russell True
  • 11:30 am – “History of Old Tucson: 1939-today”Van Fowers
  • 12:30 pm – “Thomas Jefferson Turner” – Gary Turner
  • 1:30 pm –  “Movies In/Around the Empire –  Marty Freese
  • 2:30 pm –  “Dude Ranching in Arizona”Russell True

Tent 2 – Empire Ranch People and Projects

  • 10:30 am – “Ranching at the Empire Today”Ian Tomlinson
  • 11:15 am – “The Empire Ranch House Stabilization Project”Eric Means, Chris Schrager
  • 12:15 pm –  “My Working Cowboy Life on the Empire–1940s” – Gerald Korte
  • 1:00 pm – “Arizona Cattlewoman. The Remarkable Life of Carrie Swigart Fraizer” – Betty Barr
  • 1:45 pm – “The Story of Walter Vail” – Van Fowers
  • 2:30 pm – “The Boice Family Legacy”Steve Boice, Faith Boice

OLD WEST ENTERTAINMENT

ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES & LEARNING

  • Non-profit Partners- Representing land, nature & conservation: Arizona Antelope Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program, Cochise County Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Coronado National Forest, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, Tucson Audubon and Audubon Arizona, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Western Music Association, Arizona Chapter
  • Western Authors Betty Barr, Murray Bolesta, Gail Corkill, Doug Hocking, PJ Lawton, Theodore Manno
  • Rio Rico Future Farmers of America
  • Statistical Research, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction will be held in the Adobe Haybarn.  Plan to stop by and bid on the special items donated by ERF supporters

GREAT GRUB

  • R*B*Cue BBQserved from 11am – 3pm.  $9 per plate
  • Las Vigas Steak Ranchserved from 11am – 3pm.  $9 per plate
  • Kettle Corn – AJ’s Concessions

VENDORS

  • B-D Cowboy Supply
  • D&S Custom Leather
  • Mouth of the South Salsa
  • Tandy Leather Factory
  • Totally Uncorked